How to test speakers are working fine

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  1. Swami

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    Hi, I bought a pair of Studio 60 v1 (which sound awesome by the way). For a while today it seemed that the left speaker was somehow lower in volume than the right. It seemed to happen at various places (both highs and lows).

    What compounded the problem is that the left speaker is about 2 feet from the side wall, whereas the right speaker has no side wall. Also, I had my hearing tested last year and it turns out that my left ear is not quite up to par with the right ear.

    I interchanged the speakers, and ran a couple of articulation tones and listened to them with my right ear close to the speakers, and both the bass and the trebles from both speakers sound identical. Everything sounds ok now.

    Is there a decent way of testing the speakers using freq tones to make sure that there's nothing wrong with them. I have an SPL meter.

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  2. Paul Clarke

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    It sounds to me like your speakers are fine. If you have a CD with test tones or any of the AVIA/Sound&Vision/Video Essentials test DVD's you are good to go with your sound meter. Calibrate your speakers to the level you find most comfortable. You can often find a difference in response from speaker to speaker...and what you have done is the correct way to verify where the response problem may lie. Run the calibration and when the Spl's match switch them back again to verify...if the problem persists it may well be what you are taking for diminished sound is really location effects.
     

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